‘Official’ Unoffical Schedule for AAJA Photographers at Las Vegas convention

Hello all…

This is the official unofficial schedule for AAJA Photo. If you are attending the 2016 convention in Las Vegas and did NOT receive this in an email, please send me your email address. miho@darrellmiho.com

Unofficial programming has been added to provide more photo related topics. Unofficial programs are scheduled and will take place. They are only marked “unofficial” because they are not part of the “official” AAJA convention. They are official, yet, unofficial…
unofficial sessions will be held in a suite at Caesar’s Palace Room # TBA Wednesday.
We have left Wednesday and Thursday night open so that you can go do your own thing like gamble, see a show, walk around the strip or go take your Dith Pran photo entry! or whatever else your heart desires.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

I’m going to nail down the locations for the lunch and dinner…stay tuned…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
14:00 – 16:00 Registration, Promenade
18:00 – 20:00 Opening Reception, Pompeian Ballroom

Thursday, August 11, 2016
09:00 – 10:30 Virtual Reality, Livorno
10:30 – 11:30 (unofficial) Using Social Media: Publishing and Marketing, room TBA
11:45 – 12:45 (unofficial) Photo Student Lunch, location TBA
13:00 – 14:00 Plenary Session: Diversity in Political Journalism, Pompeiian I & II
14:15 – 16:15 (unofficial) Personal Projects. we invite YOU to talk about YOUR personal projects. (10 minutes/person)
16:30 – 18:00 Documentary vs Cause Driven Filmmaking, Trevi

Friday, August 12, 2016
10:00 – 11:30 Chasing Political Candidates, Genoa
13:00 – 14:00 (unofficial) Moving Pictures: Shooting Video for still photographers
12:00 – 17:00 Town Hall Meeting, location TBA
18:00 – 20:00 Silent Auction, Pompeian I-IV
20:30 – 22:30 (unofficial) Photo Dinner, meet at 20:30 after Silent Auction, location TBA

Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:30 – 12:00 Nick Ut: 50 years with AP, Trevi
12:00 – 13:00 Plenary Session: Oscars So White, Pompeian I & II
12:00 – 13:45 (unofficial) Lunch with Nick, location TBA
14:00 – 15:30 New World of Visual Storytelling
15:30 – 16:30 Lightning Talks, Pompeian I & II
16:00 – 18:00 (unofficial) portfolio reviews, room TBA
18:30 – 19:00 Networking (pre Gala)
19:00 – 21:00 Gala Scholarship and Awards Dinner
21:30 – 24:00 AAJA Karaoke Night, Florentine I – III

Sunday, August 14, 2016
11:00 – 13:00 (unofficial) Brunch at Hash House A Go Go, inside the Linq Hotel (across the street from Caesar’s). meet in the Caesar’s lobby after check-out.

2015 AAJA San Francisco Convention Photographer’s Schedule

AAJA National Convention is in San Francisco from Wednesday, August 12 to Sunday, August 16. Here’s information of events catered to the Asian American photographer like yourself.

Tuesday, June 30 is the new deadline for early registration. www.aaja.org

If you are a college photo student or a recent grad, AAJA professional photographers would like to pay your convention registration.

AAJA National Convention is in San Francisco from Wednesday, August 12 to Sunday, August 16. Here’s information of events catered to the Asian American photographer like yourself.

If you are a college photo student or a recent grad, AAJA professional photographers would like to pay your convention registration. Contact below for more information.

You can also donate to help other photographers attend the convention. Contact below for more information.

Jump to Dinning Registration

Photography schedule:

Tuesday, August 11:
Dith Pran PhotoShootOut Instagram competition begins – Start shooting! (www.aajaphoto.org/sh…)

Wednesday, August 12:
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Opening reception – Grand Ballroom
10 p.m. – Photo Suite – Room 456 – Susan Choi

Thursday, August 13:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Portrait booth – Pacific Concourse Foyer (www.aaja.org/2015-po…)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Photo Exhibit – Expo Hall
12-2 p.m. – Student Critiques, Kii Sato, Associated Press – Pacific M
2-3 p.m. – “Covering Protests: Finding Stories and Staying Safe” – Kii Sato, Associated Press – Pacific M
3-4 p.m. – “Preserving the Past Through Photojournalism” – Paul Kitagaki, Jr., Sacramento Bee, Stan Honda, New York freelance – Pacific M
4-5 p.m. – “Web Docs Deconstructed” – Dai Sugano, San Jose Mercury News – Pacific M
8-10 p.m. – AAJA Ramen Photo Dinner honoring San Jose Mercury News Dai Sugano – Kirimachi Ramen restaurant – Embarcadero #3 – $25 (kirimachi.com) (www.aajaphoto.org/di…)
10 p.m. – Photo Suite – Room 456 – Susan Choi

Friday, August 14:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Portrait booth – Pacific Concourse foyer – (www.aaja.org/2015-po…)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Photo Exhibit – Expo Hall
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – “Nick Ut: Revisiting the Vietnam. War, 40 Years Later”, Nick Ut, Associated Press – Pacific N (www.aajaphoto.org/ni…)
12-2 p.m. – Student Critiques, Kii Sato, Associated Press – Pacific M
2-3 p.m. – “Grounded for Good? The State of Drone Journalism” – Pacific M
3-4 p.m. – “Everything You Know About Multimedia Is Wrong”, Richard Koci Hernandez, U.C. Berkeley – Pacific M
4-5 p.m. – Dith Pran Instagram PhotoShootOut Prep Time
5-6 p.m. – Dith Pran Instagram PhotoShootOut Live Judging – Pacific M       (www.aaja.org/dith-pr…)
6-8 p.m. – Silent Auction – Grand Ballroom (www.aaja.org/2015-si…) (www.aaja.org/2015-ph…)
8-10 p.m. – AAJA Photo dinner honoring Nick Ut  – Stone Korean Kitchen restaurant – Embarcadero #4 – $35 (www.stonekoreankitch…) (www.aajaphoto.org/di…)
10 p.m. – Photo Suite – Site at Hyatt TBA – Susan Choi

Saturday, August 15:
9 a.m. – Ferry to Angel Island – $25 (www.aajaphoto.org/An…)
11 a.m. – Photo Tour of Immigration Station on Angel Island – Corky Lee, New York freelance (www.aajaphoto.org/An…)
3:15 p.m. – Return from Angel Island (www.aajaphoto.org/An…)
7-9 p.m. Gala – PhotoShootOut Awards Presentation (www.aajaphoto.org/sh…)
9-11 p.m. – Karaoke
10 p.m. – Photo Suite – Site at Hyatt TBA – Susan Choi

Sunday, August 16:
10 a.m. – 12 noon – AAJA Photo dim sum brunch – Yank Sing restaurant, 101 Spear Street and Mission street – $30 (www.yanksing.com) (www.aajaphoto.org/di…)

Dinning Registration

Restaurant information:

Photo meal invitations to the AAJA National Convention in San Francisco from Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16. All restaurants are within one block of the Hyatt Hotel. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP in advance.


sf-ramen

8 p.m., Thursday (Aug 13) Kirimachi Ramen Restaurant Reservations:
We will be honoring prize winning photojournalist Dai Sugano, from the San Jose Mercury News.
Address: Embarcadero #3
www.kirimachi.com


Dinner #




sf-korean

8 p.m., Friday (Aug 14) AAJA Photo Korean Dinner Reservations:
We will be honoring Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Nick Ut from Associated Press.
Address: Embarcadero #4
www.stonekoreankitch…


# of dinners




sf-dim sum

10 a.m., Sunday (Aug 16) AAJA Photo Dim Sum Brunch Reservations:
Address: 101 Spear Street (off Mission Street)
www.yanksing.com


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More information:
AAJAphoto@gmail.com
www.AAJAphoto.org
Facebook: AAJA Photo
Instagram hashtag: #AAJAphoto
www.AAJA.org

Convention Schedule for AAJA Photographers *updated 7/31/11*

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE FROM AIRPORT INFO
If you arriving at the Detroit Airport, make sure you take advantage of these taxi discounts:
visitdetroit.com/bur…
When you arrive, if you see another Asian American, suggest taxi ride sharing. About $50

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ALL WEEK:

Voices Student Newspaper Project Photo Staff:
Rashuan Rucker, Voices Photo Editor (photographer, The Detroit Free Press, Detroit) rrucker@freepress.co…
Conner Jay, Voices Photo Mentor (multimedia, photographer, Salinas Californian, Salinas, Calif), jay@pathosphoto.com
Yvonne Leow, Voices Multimedia (multimedia, Associated Press, Phoenix, yvonnetleow@gmail.co…
Yimou Lee, photo student Texas at Austin, yi-mou.lee@hotmail.c…
Holly Pablo, photo student San Diego State, hollypablo88@gmail.c…
Noriko Shiota Slusser, photo student San Francisco City College, noriko@norikoshiota….
Frank Shyong, photo student UCLA, frank.shyong@gmail.c…
Maya Sugarman, photo student UCLA, mlsugarman@ucla.edu
James Tesuan, photo student San Jose State, james.tensuan@gmail….
Jie Jenny Zou, photo student Stony Brook, jiejenny.zou@gmail.c…

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10:

7pm – 9pm
Opening Gala
ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM | 13624 MICHIGAN AVENUE, DEERBORN
The opening reception is in Dearborn and the bus will leave from the hotel starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The last bus leaves at 6:30 p.m. You don’t want to miss it. You do not need a ticket to get into the opening reception. There will be food, refreshments and entertainment.

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THURSDAY AUGUST 11

10am – 1115am
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
Photo planning meeting/PhotoShootOut
Corky Lee, freelance (photographer, New York) corkylee_photo@yahoo…
Karen Zhou, freelance (photographer, New York) kzhou181@gmail.com
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press (photographer. Detroit) eseals@freepress.com
PhotoShootOut: www.aaja.org/program…

1145am – 230pm
Photo Lunch
Bangkok Crossing
620 Woodward Ave, Detroit – Walk from hotel or convention center
313-961-3861
James Yee, Leah Yee (freelance photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi (freelance photographier, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Cost: professional will split the bill. photo students free.

230pm – 345pm – Thursday
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
(Visual Storytelling II) Multimedia Video Gear: From What Reporters Need To Shoot Video To What Professionals Need To Get The Job Done
This hands-on workshop is for reporters who are just getting into shooting video with their cell phone or point-and-shoot camera on a tight budget to professional multimedia photographers who shoot with Nikon and Canon digital/video cameras (Canon 5DMark II for video). We will break into smaller independent groups depending on your expertise and interests. Also personal Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express for those who want separate training.
Attendees: Bring in your photo gear and laptop with a multimedia pieces or raw videos for hands-on discussion. Have pre-loaded Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express or any editing software you use.
Break-out speakers:
Conner Jay, Salinas Callifornian (newspaper, multimedia photographer, Salinas, Calif.) jay@pathosphoto.com
Marc Kawanishi, Media Mission International (multimedia instructor, Raleigh, N.C.) multimediadirector1@…
Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press (photographer. Detroit) eseals@freepress.com
John Torigoe, CNN (video, multimedia photographer, Phoenix) john.torigoe@turner….
www.aaja.org/program…

415pm – 530pm Thursday
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
(Visual Storytelling III) How To Shoot Great Multimedia Pieces – Workshop For Both Reporters & Pro Photographers
This hands-on workshop is a continuation of Visual Storytelling I for multimedia video photographers. Once you bought the gear, then how do you shoot with it. We will break into smaller independent groups depending on your interests and expertise to go over deeper into the “One-Man-Band” multimedia video photographers with topics on:
Shooting interviews – some new ideas
Shooting multimedia for small newspapers
Shooting multimedia documentaries
Careers in multimedia – new funding opportunities, marketing, getting assignments
Creating lighting for interviews
Story Telling assignments
Also personal Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express for those who want separate training.
Critiques – bring in your multimedia pieces in for critiques by professionals
Attendees: Bring in your photo gear and laptop with a multimedia pieces or raw videos for hands-on discussion. Have pre-loaded Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express or any editing software you use.
Break-out speakers:
Kathy Kieliszewski, Detroit Free Press (Deputy Director of Photo and Video, Detroit) kkieliszewski@freepr… (moderator)
Conner Jay, Salinas Californian (newspaper, multimedia photographer, Salinas, California) jay@pathosphoto.come…
Harvey Ovshinsky, freelance video production (Detroit) Harvey@hkomedia.com
Thanh Trong, NBC (correspondent, Atlanta) thanh.truong@nbcuni….
John Torigoe, CNN (video, multimedia photographer, Phoenix) john.torigoe@turner….
www.aaja.org/program…

6:30pm
dinner – off site
Dinner Cruise – $33.50 for adults $17.00 for kids.
boards at 6:30pm. Leaves dock at 7pm. Returns at 930pm.
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
RSVP: www.detroitprincess….
$33.88, ADULTS; $17, CHILDREN; DISCOUNT CODE: AAJA2011

10pm
Motor Casino
2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
2.9 miles away from hotel
7 minutes by cab from hotel
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…

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FRIDAY AUGUST 12:

10am – 145pm
Live Student Photography Critiques
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
Critiquers:
Kii Sato, Associated Press (regional photo editor, Chicago) ksato@ap.org
Thomas Cheng, Agence France Presse (photo editor, Washington DC) Thomas.Cheng@afp.com
Marc Kawanishi, Media Mission International (instructor, Raleigh, NC) multimediadirector1@…
Mark Hinojosa, Detroit News (Director of Interactive Media. Detroit) mhinojosa@detnews.co…
Bob Houlihan, Detroit News (Director of Photography, Detroit) rhoulihan@detnews.co…
Craig Porter, Detroit Free Press ( Director of Photography, Detroit Free Press) cporter99@freepress….
Photo students:
Yi-Mou, Lee, Texas at Austin, yi-mou.lee@hotmail.c…
Noriko Shiota Slusser, San Francisco City College, noriko@norikoshiota….
Maya Sugarman, UCLA, mlsugarman@ucla.edu
James Tesuan, San Jose State, james.tensuan@gmail….
An Rong, anrong@three-half.co…
Andri Tambunan, capediem291@yahoo.co…
Jessica Lum, UC Berkeley
www.aaja.org/program…

1115am – 145pm
AAJA membership meeting/lunch

145pm – 3pm Friday
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
(Visual Storytelling PART IV) Multimedia Video: Editing and Producing Your Video Package – Workshop For Both Reporters and Pro Photographers
This hands-on workshop is a continuation of Visual Storytelling I & II for multimedia video photographers. We will break into smaller independent groups to go over topics depending on your expertise and interests. Once your piece is shot, then what do you do? Topics include:
Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express
Video Story Telling editing
Create the Ken Burns effect
Careers in multimedia – new funding opportunities, marketing, getting assignments
Critiques – bring your pieces into for critiques by professionals
Attendees: Bring in your photo gear and laptop with a multimedia pieces or raw videos for hands-on discussion. Have pre-loaded Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express or any editing software you use.
Break-out speakers:
Conner Jay, Salinas Californian (newspaper, multimedia photographer, Salinas, California) jay@pathosphoto.com (moderator)
Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press (video journalist, Detroit) bkaufman@freep.com
Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press (photographer, Detroit) eseals@freepress.com
John Torigoe, CNN (video, multimedia photographer, Phoenix) john.torigoe@turner….
Mark Hinojosa, Detroit News (Director of Interactive Media, Detroit) mhinojosa@detnews.co…
www.aaja.org/program…

330pm – 5pm Friday
AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nick Ut, photographer, Associated Press
also
PhotoShootOut Results
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
This years AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nick Ut, photographer with the Associated Press in Los Angeles, will talk about his famous Pulitzer-Prize winning photo in Vietnam. He will talk about how the photo changed his life. Even these days, Nick gives talks around the world about his photo of the Napalm Girl. His iconic photo he says has helped end the war in Vietnam. His talk is how his photo has helped in world peace.
After Nick’s talk and slide show, we will announce the winner of the Dith Pran PhotoShootOut Results.
Nick Ut, Associated Press (photographer, Los Angeles) nut@ap.org
Kii Sato, Associated Press (photo editor, Chicago) ksato@ap.org
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…

530pm – 830pm
Photo Silent Auction
at hotel
Corky Lee (freelance photographer, New York) corkylee_photo@yahoo…
Karen Zhou (freelance photographer, New York) kzhou181@gmail.com

1030pm
MGM Grand Detroit Casino party
1777 Third Street
The party at V Nightclub within the MGM is open to everyone. No cover is you say the magic password “AAJA”.
www.mgmgranddetroit….

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 13:

10am
“Through The Lens: Vincent Chin”
RSVP for a free ride from the hotel to the “Through the Lens: Vincent Chin” event by photojournalist Corky Lee and Filmmmaker Curtis Chin is now closed. This event is open to everyone. If you have not RSVPed and would still like a ride, please go to the Wintergarden area of the hotel between 9am and 10am for a free ride from GM.

After the event, you are welcome to get a free ride to the photography luncheon in Greektown at 1pm. Or you can get a free ride back to the hotel.

PHOTO TOUR/FILM SCREENING
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
CHINESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER
32582 CONCORD DRIVE, MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

TRANSPORTATION SPONSORED BY GENERAL MOTORS 9 AM (DEPART HOTEL (Wintergarden) TO CENTER); 10 AM (PHOTO EXHIBIT + DISCUSSION/Q&A); 11 AM (FILM SCREENING); 12 PM (DEPART CENTER TO HOTEL; 1 PM (LAST CAR DEPARTS FROM CENTER)

Join New York-based Photojournalist Corky Lee and Filmmaker/Director Curtis Chin (“Vincent Who?”) for an intimate talk about their documentation surrounding the 1982 Vincent Chin Case. Lee will be on hand to discuss his gallery of photographs that are housed at the Chinese American Community Center which documents the movement sparked by the case that brought Asian Americans together in protest. Concluding this event will be Chin’s 2009 documentary film “Vincent Who?” which questions 80 young Asian Americans about a landmark case that has become unnoticed among today’s generation.

Curtis Chin, documentary film maker, curtis@apaforprogres…
Corky Lee, freelance (photographer, New York) corkylee_photo@yahoo…
Karen Zhou, freelance (photographer, New York) kzhou181@gmail.com
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Info: www.aaja.org/program…
RSVP: vincentchin2011.even…

1pm
lunch – off site
Pegasus – Greektown
558 Monroe Street, Detroit
313-964-6800
Kim – 20 people confirmed
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Cost: professional will split the bill. photo students free.

Afternoon Options: Henry Ford Museum or Motown Museum or Windsor (need a passport)

6pm to 9pm
Closing Gala dinner
This years AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nick Ut, photographer with the Associated Press, will be presented his award.
Winners of the PhotoShootOut will be presented their awards.

930am to 130am
Karaoke

More info,
Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org

Updated Boston convention photo schedule

Here is the updated schedule for the photography portion of the AAJA convention in Boston. All photography meetings in Waterfront II room, except where noted. www.aajaphoto.org/

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MONDAY AUGUST 10 thru SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:

Student Project, Bernadette Tuazon, Associated Press New York photo editor, btuazon@ap.org
www.aaja.org/program…
Student photographer, Daniel Sato, San Jose State University student, sato.photo@gmail.com
Student photographer, Derek Sijder, San Jose State University student, derek.sijder@gmail.c…

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12:

1pm to 4pm: Photography and Multimedia ShootOut Meeting – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
www.aaja.org/program…
Susan Choi, Boston freelance photographer, susanchoi@datasign.c…, choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Matt Lee, Boston Globe photographer (moderator), mjlee@globe.com
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal photographer, vwong@ajc.com

Multimedia/Photography ShootOut Rules: “The Freedom Trail”:
Any AAJA conventioneers can enter their pictures and/or multimedia piece with the theme “The Freedom Trail” during a live contest that best illustrate the theme shot anywhere in the Boston area that can be shot from Wednesday through Friday.
Those interested in competing for the Annual Dith Pran Photography and Multimedia ShootOut should come to the meeting. Coordinators will help with assignments and helping out entrants with images to be turned in by Friday’s deadline. (Note: Meeting not mandatory to enter)

Deadline: Friday, August 14

Photography Rules:
Turn in maximum of five (5) photos any size. Place caption information in “File Info” in Photoshop. Your name must be in the “File Info”. Save .jpg with your entrant’s last name only. Be sure to include your name, email address and cell phone number/room number on how we can get a hold of you during the convention. Turn in entries in photo room on any media (ie. CD, CF, SD)

Multimedia Rules:
Turn in only one multimedia piece. This category highlights the use of photographic storytelling, audio, video, and animation in the presentation of web-based stories of any length. Judges will pay special attention to the use of available technology to complement and enhance the art of visual storytelling. Content, usability, and interactivity will also be evaluated to judged. Be sure to include your name, email address and cellphone number/room number on how we can get a hold of you during the convention. Turn in entries in photo room on any media (ie. CD, CF, SD)

Prizes: The perpetual trophy with the Dith Pran Award will be presented at the Gala Banquet on Saturday night. $200 in cash awards. Over $1,000 in other photography prizes.
Equipment: bring your own digital camera. Laptops will be not be available.

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1pm to 4pm – Silent Photo Auction planning meeting – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Corky Lee, New York freelance (moderator) kzhou181@gmail.com, corky@expedi.com

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1pm to 4pm – One-On-One Photo Critiques – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Photo students bring in your work and meet one-on-one with photographers and photo editors during convention.
Bring portfolio of at least 20 photos/multimedia project/resume.
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal, vwong@ajc.com
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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5pm – 7pm
Students mixer with Pros. A pre-convention session dedicated to all journalism students, featuring career tips and mentoring from professionals.
Seaport World Trade Center

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7pm – 9pm
Opening reception
Plaza Ballroom

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 13:

ALL DAY – One-On-One Photo Critiques – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Photo students bring in your work and meet one-on-one with photographers and photo editors during convention.
Bring portfolio of at least 20 photos/multimedia project/resume.
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal, vwong@ajc.com
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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ALL DAY:
MULTIMEDIA FOR THE VISUAL JOURNALIST – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Four award-winning multimedia visual journalists will teach this workshop. Please bring your laptop. Having either Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Soundslides, Audacity and Canon 5D Mark II is a plus. Internet will be available in room. This is different than the OnLine or Multimedia group sessions. There will be 10 Olympus digital audio recorders available.

RSVP: None. Plenty of room in a classroom setting for 120 attendees

SPEAKERS:
Dai Sugano, (moderator) San Jose Mercury News senior photographer, daisugano@gmail.com
Sachi Cunningham, Los Angeles Times multimedia photographer, Sachi.Cunningham@lat…
Ben De La Cruz, Washington Post multimedia, bendelacruz@mac.com, bendelacruz@me.com
Andrew DeVigal, New York Times multimedia, andrew.devigal@gmail…

SCHEDULE:

10:15am – 11:45am – 90 min
SELF-PROMOTION
Now that you have your stories and content and ready to show it to the world, how do you do that on the cheap. This session will expose you to the best web tools out there to get you started. Do you use a blog tool? How to best embed video and slide shows? How do you get a Web site and promote it?
Getting the best of audio for your piece.

11:45am – 1:45pm – 120 minutes (DURING LUNCH)
ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS ON MULTIMEDIA FOR VISUAL JOURNALISTS
This will be a one-on-one session with the four speakers to help attendees with more personal help on multimedia projects.

1:45pm – 2:30pm
SHOOTING VIDEO AND FINAL CUT PRO EDITING (BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE)
Beginner storyboard/sequencing/shooting tip presentation
Short example videos
Interview techniques
Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express editing
Initial set up before editing
Understanding interface
Basic editing
How to use Keyframe
Editing sound
A-Roll and B-Roll

3:30pm – 5pm – 90 minutes
FINAL CUT PRO EDITING (ADVANCED) and Canon 5D MK II
5D mark II Workflow
Variety of accessories for the 5D mark II
Using 5D on the field: Choice of lends and a new Beachtek audio adaptor
How to convert 5D files in order to edit in FCP
Watch example short doc films
Transcribing method for foreign language
Advanced editing techniques in FCP
How to use advance level audio, video (ex. Color limitter, Steady cam)
3rd party software for FCP (ex. Magic Bullet LOOKS)
Best exporting option for web
And many other functions of FCP
How to use COMPRESSOR
Intro to After Effect

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noon to 1:30pm:
Authors Showcase
Commonwealth Complex Room
Rick Rocamora, Documentary photographer
Rick Rocamora, “Filipino WW II Soldiers: America’s Second-Class Veterans” (San Francisco Veterans Equity Center with support from San Francisco Foundation, Zellerbach Family Fund, and Tancinco Law Offices). Rick Rocamora has documented the lives of the Filipino veterans, still clinging to hard-won medals, military commendations and scraps of uniforms as they make their way in San Francisco’s toughest neighborhoods. Rocamora’s deep connection to the veterans allows a rare view into their difficult but always dignified lives, and creates a poignant story of pain, persistence and hope. Rocamora’s images have been part of investigative stories on the abuse of veterans in North Richmond, California, Medicare scam in San Francisco that used them, exhibitions in the US Congress and other venues and countless presentations and photo essays about their plight. His images have been part of their struggle and have been credited in inspiring others to advocate for equity for the veterans. A portion of book proceeds goes towards the San Francisco Veterans Equity Center. 10″ x10″, 86pp, BW duotone illustrations; historical chronology.Rick Rocamora, Oakland documentary photographer, rbrocamora@gmail.com
www.aaja.org/resourc…

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6:30pm:
Photography Dinner off site
Time in hotel lobby: 6:30 pm. Dinner: 7pm
Meet in lobby of hotel at 6:30pm. Share taxi to restaurant. 1.4 miles from hotel. 8 minutes by taxi.
Dinner about $20 (price includes students dinner). Includes soft drinks.
Photojournalism students: free
Pho Pasteur
Neighborhood: Chinatown
682 Washington St
(TELL TAXI DRIVER THERE ARE TWO PLACES WITH SAME ADDRESS IN BOSTON. NEED THE ONE IN CHINATOWN)
(between Beach St & Kneeland St near LaGrange St.)
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 482-7467
www.phopasteurboston…
RSVP to James Yee: fotoguyf16@mac.com
Make check payable to: Paul Sakuma
cash preferred
maps.google.com/maps…

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FRIDAY AUGUST 14:

10:15am – 11:45am – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Four photography students will have their photo/multimedia portfolio critiqued by a panel of photo editors and photographers (more photo editors TBA).
Photo critiquers:
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor (moderator), ksato@ap.org
Bill Sikes, Associated Press Boston photo editor, bsikes@ap.org
Dai Sugano, San Jose Mercury News photographer, dsugano@mercurynews….
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com
Photo students:
Student photographer, Diana Diroy, San Jose State University graduate & The New School (NYC) student, diana.diroy@gmail.co…
Student photographer, Truth Leen, University of Missouri, truthleem@gmail.com
Student photogrpaher, Jessica Lum, UCLA student, jesslum@gmail.com
Student photographer, Daniel Sato, San Jose State University graduate, sato.photo@gmail.com
Student photographer, Derek Sijder, San Jose State University student, derek.sijder@gmail.c…

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1:45pm – 2:30pm – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
International Photography
Marilynn K. Yee, New York Times photographer (moderator) mkyee6105@yahoo.com
Chang Lee, New York Times photographer, changlee@nytimes.com
Rick Rocamora, Oakland documentary photographer, rbrocamora@gmail.com
Chang Lee, New York Times staff photographer. Lee will show his work from Beijing at the Olympics. He has also traveled to China working on environmental issues. Tsunami in Sri Lanka. Earthquake in Indonesia. Wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Rick Rocamora, documentary photographer from Oakland. Rocamora has photographed heavily in his native Philippines. He also has documented El Salvador and South Africa. He was working on projects about immigrants and civil liberties including Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during WWII, Muslim-American after 9-11, and Filipino Diaspora. He has finished a book on Filipino veterans, “Second-Class Veterans”.

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3pm – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Photoshootout deadline www.aaja.org/program…
Matt Lee, Boston Globe, (moderator) mjlee@globe.com
Susan Choi, freelance susanchoi@datasign.c…, choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Kii Sato, Associated Press photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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3:30pm – 5pm – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Campaign ‘08
The 2008 presidential campaign was the longest and most ground-breaking in history. See the campaign through the eyes of photographers who traveled with the candidates on planes and buses, from coast-to-coast, for weeks and months up to election day. See and hear the inside stories on the candidates and the media pack that followed them.
Stan Honda (moderator), Agence France-Presse- New York stanhonda@netzero.ne…, stan.honda@afp.com
Kim Chapin, Boston Globe photo editor kimchapin@aol.com
Charles Dharapak, Associated Press, Washington cdharapak@ap.org, apdharapak@yahoo.com
Brian Snyder, Reuters, Boston, brian@briansnyder.co…

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5:30pm – 8pm
Silent Photo Auction, (organizer) Commonwealth Complex
Corky Lee, freelance New York, kzhou181@gmail.com, corky@expedi.com
www.aaja.org/program…

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ALL DAY:
Waterfront II (Photo Room)
One-On-One Photo Critiques – photo students bring in your work and meet one-on-one with photographers and photo editors during convention.
Bring portfolio of at least 20 photos/multimedia project/resume.
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal, vwong@ajc.com
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:

ALL DAY:
One-On-One Photo Critiques – Off Site
Photo students bring in your work and meet one-on-one with photographers and photo editors during convention.
Bring portfolio of at least 20 photos/multimedia project/resume.
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal, vwong@ajc.com
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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10:30am:
Photo lunch off site:
Time in hotel lobby: 10:30am. Dim Sun 11am
Meet in lobby of hotel at 10:30am. Share taxi to restaurant.
1.4 miles from hotel. 8 minutes by taxi.
Chau Chow City
Dim Sum restaurant
Neighborhood: Chinatown
83 Essex St
Boston, MA 02111-2126
(617) 338-8158
$25 (price includes students lunch and soft drinks)
Photojournalism Students: free
RSVP to James Yee: fotoguyf16@mac.com
Make check payable to: Paul Sakuma
cash preferred
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3pm:
80 minute land photography tour of Boston
$35 per person – any age. Price includes student fee.
Photojournalism students: free
RSVP to James Yee: fotoguyf16@mac.com
RSVP deadline: Monday, August 10
RSVP to James: 617-640-1873
Make check payable to: Paul Sakuma
cash preferred

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7pm – 9pm
Gala Awards ceremony:

Corky Lee, AAJA’s Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
www.aaja.org/feature…

AAJA NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD -UNLIMITED SUBJECT MATTER
Chiaki Kawajiri, photojournalist, The Baltimore Sun, “Final Stage”
www.baltimoresun.com…

AAJA NATIOANL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDERS ISSUES
Vino Wong, photojournalist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Amazing Feet”
projects.ajc.com/gal…

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9pm – midnight
Karaoke

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 16:

11am
Photo Lunch Off Site
Off site at Chinatown Moon Festival & North End Italian Festival
More Info TBA

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More info,
Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
Facebook: aaja photo
Twitter: @aajaphoto
cell (650) 799-1742